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to route 29 in centreville and here at 50 over to 123. north of the beltway in virginia, no issues on the inner loop from braddock to 66 right now. everything is moving well. moving to the beltway in maryland, we have a disabled vehicle to watch for. it is on the outer loop ramp from route 50. it is blocking the ramp there and here no problems. we are starting to see a delay from university over to georgia. moving our graphics. route 4, route 5, 301, a little volume starting to build out here but no incidents to report and finally if you are heading in to the district, no problems. suitland parkway and south capital street. everything is clear in to the district. >> at the top of the hour, a story that is new at 6:00 here on 9 news now. mystery over the taped beating of a university of maryland student. you have seen the video of the student attacked by police last month. the the university is calling for an inquiry in to a another recording that has a 90 minute gap. it was subpoenaed by the victim's attorney. four police officers are on suspension pending an investigation. >>> tod
million. >>> west virginia's governor is asking for the same guy that handled the sago mine disaster to look in to the explosion last week. he is the head of the safety administration. they say upper big branch should have received a warning letter in october about a potential pattern of safety violations, but a computer program failed to include eight citations at the mine. >>> time for another "living $mart" report and jessica doyle has more on the warning about a lexus suv. >> that's right. of course you told people about this consumer warning at this time yesterday. the news is consumer reports urging people not to guy the lexus gx-460 because of safety problems and now toyota told lexus dealers to stop selling the 2010 suv until the problem is fixed. in one of consumer reports emergency handling tests the suv was shown losing control in a way that could lead to a rollover, raising the risk of serious injury or death. toyota is providing a loaner car for drivers too concerned to continue to driving the gs- 460. the don't buy warning is a rarity from consumer reports. >>> fewer pe
morning, virginia. heading eastbound, plus five minutes if you are making a trip between 50 and 123. that's congestion. 495 in virginia. finding lanes wide open and incident free from the wilson bridge to the american legion. over to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we focus on campaign 2010 in maryland. and the free state's governor is going for a second term. today martin o'malley will make it official he is running for re-election. he will kick off his campaign this morning in baltimore. governor o'malley and lieutenant governor an anthony brown will visit largo, rockville and war dorff later in the day. >> reporter: polls show eave o'malley with a slight lead over ehrlich. >>> governor o'malley is telling state lawmakers they did a good job trying to lure grum drum to the free state, but the defense contractor is moving its headquarters to virginia instead. new this morning, official word from the company. kristin fisher is live in arlington with the story. >> reporter: good morning, andrea, both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman ever since last january when th
in your stomach when you know something is bad. >> this morning in west virginia, crews are not letting go of hope that they may still find survivors. fox 5 morning news at 6:00 continues right now. spars. >>> glad you're with us at 6:00 as we take a look at traffic commuting on the wilson bridge this morning. very comfortable commute although you might need the ac for the trip home today. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news this tuesday morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm gurvir dhindsa. we'll get to our weather in just a minute. we do want to give you the latest on that deadly palestine exploon in west virginia. 25 workers are dead and four are still missing. the search has been called off because of poor ventilation. that is happening in west virginia about 30 miles outside of charleston. >> officials say the chances of survival are slim but the crews don't want to give up. they do still consider this a rescue mission. they will go back inside once it is safe. missing miners did not make it to one of the two chambers stocked with food and extra oxygen however. >>> here in th
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> more breaking news on the deadlmine explosion in west virginia. emergency crews have suspended the search now because the oxygen levels are too low. they are still trying to reach at least four missing miners but they admit the chance for survival is slim. it is the worst mining disafter ther in more than two decades. >> it is happening in raleigh county, west virginia. ainsley earhart has more. >> reporter: ambulances surround the massey energy company's upper big branch mine in raleigh county, west virginia. about 0 miles south of charleston. dozens were working in the coal mine athe time. explosion. search crews are combing the mine looking for survivors. >> we are hoping they possibly made it to one of the refuge chambers that are in place on the working section. >> reporter: people are now holding onto hope that those missing are still alive. >> it is a rescue operation. it is definitely not a recovery operation. refuge chambers have the ability to have 9 # hours of oxygen in them. so we have time on our side. >> reporter: as crews work into
the confederacy heats up, mississippi governor haley barbour weighing in saying why should virginia's governor have mentioned slavery in his proclamation? we will talk with historian douglas brink about the real history of the war and why now, many try to rewrite it. >>> keeping them honest, the ten continue family who sent their newly adopted russian child back, putting him on a plane alone and not even telling russian officials he was coming. this 17-year-old justin hanson that we are talking about, there he is, we blurred his image because of his age and the situation he was involved n he was adopted only about six months ago but last week, he showed up, as you probably know, up announced at russia's child protection ministry with a note from his adopted family saying he was violent and the mom was misled by adoption officials in russia. russian officials are furious, threatening to suspend all adoption buys americans. today, tennessee law enforcement officials held a news conference but the truth is as you are going to see, they are having trouble investigating the case because just answer
. that virginia tech ball club, if they won that game, they would have gone to the series. >> jason: florida state second place in the atlanta division behind klemm klemm sen. trailing klemm sen by two games. miami trailing georgia tech by one game in the coastal division. miami will have to win tonight to keep pace with the yellow jackets drilling the blue devils. miami doesn't face georgia tech until the month of may. the 14th through the 16th in atlanta. jason morris will face his former college baseball team. morris came to coral gables via georgia tech and hasn't. so that's the series to look forward to. the pitch is inside just as miami trails georgia tech their first place in the coastal division, the virginia cavaliers trail miami by just one game for t the it. stri by can you remember? >> i don't think it mattered. i was so small at the plate, i didn't have a strike zone. >> jason: any freshman hazing as we see miami for the first time tonight go down in a still evasive attempt and a very late jump by david villasuso. >> i'm not sure if that was a the hit-and-run. you saw villasuso looki
. >>> at the top of the hour, we want to bring you the latest developments in that west virginia mine explosion. a renewed rescue attempt is underway right now. crews are making their way traying to find the four people missing since monday's deadly explosion. this latest effort began just tbr 2:00 this morning. we go live to sandra endo in west virginia with the latest on the search. good morning, sandra. >> reporter: well, good morning, andrea. in just about half an hour or so, we're expecting to hear official word on how the rescue operation going. with time and oxygen running out, they had to make a push. rescuers went back into the mine to find the four missing miners. another attempt, hoping for success. >> the plan is for two teams to go underground and to visit both of those refuge chambers. >> reporter: state officials say this remains a rescue mission until the very end. the focus is still on getting to the two emergency chambers deep in the mine. then are the only pockets of salvation for the missing miners. >> if everything works right and as precise as they've been, we have a good
is setting in between germantown road area to 370. virginia, virginia. we are keeping an eye on your roads, as well. 66 eastbound tracking the taillights. normal slow go 50 to 123. 395 northbound. total drive time about 15 minutes or so to get from duke to seminary. no incidents along the way and before that on 95 from 123 to lorton we are below speed. that's the traffic. now, back to you. >>> new this morning, a fire sends two georgetown university workers to the hospital. the fire happened around 2:30 this morning on them second floor of the new north building. the two men injured suffered first-degree burns to their arms and legs. no word on what started the blaze. georgetown student newspaper the hoya reports there is some water damage. >>> you have just under 18 hours to get your taxes in to uncle sam. for everyone where last-minute questions, we have help for you this morning with a special tax tip thursday report we go live to jessica doyle. she's at the friendship heights post office in northwest washington. good morning. >> good morning. we are in the home stretch. 8:00 this morni
working with virginia tech parents on closing the so- called gun show background check loopholes nationwide. >>> our time coming up on 6:30. arizona is a battleground for illegal immigration. sandra endo reports this plan will be in this spotlight on captiol hill today. >> reporter: tough new border security proposals in arizona. it's a big effort to curb illegal immigration which some in the state say is causing major problems. >> those crossing the border illegally are increasingly armed and the violence across our southern border and in arizona has increased. >> reporter: the state lawmakers passed what is considered some of the toughest border security legislation in the nation. local police would now be able to investigate a person's status, regardless of whether the individual is suspected of any other crime, which was the extent of the law before. the state's two republican senators are also pushing a 10- point plan which would include dispatching 3,000 national guard troops to the border. >> people are fed up and the federal government hasn't done what it needs to do to s
in virginia, those ramps should be reopening at 66 here as we take a live look near the little river, 236 exit and at the mixing bowl. the ramps should be opening about now. on 395 northbound. drivers are moving at speed from the beltway to the 14 t street bridge. and inbound new york avenue, you are clear all the way to the third street tunnel. back to you. >>> just as things appeared heading to back to normal in the skies over europe, another eruption from the volcano in iceland threatens to wreak havoc again. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live from dulles airport with more. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. there's some good news here. europe has started to allow some limited air traffic. in fact today flights took off from amsterdam and moscow, but, and here's the bad news, there is more volcanic ash from an even stronger eruption. scientists say the volcano is strengthening and say a new ash cloud is heading straight to europe which is threatening to keep the runways grounded a sixth straight day. originally it appeared the giant plume was beginning to clea
are following developments from west virginia. rescuers have rumed their search for the missing miners. crews are pumping nitrogen into the upper big branch mine to try to flush out toxic gases. high levels of those gases forced rescue teams to cut short their rescue mission yesterday. emergency supplies will begin to run out. >> until we find out we do not have any use of the chambers, we will go into a recovery mode. >> we are planning to that hope. >> president obama has asked for a report on what may have caused this blast. >>> the man who prompted a terrorism scare is expected to leave the u.s. by today. he raised concerns by slipping into a bathroom to smoke a cigarette and then joked about blighting his shoes on fire. he was on his way to check on and imprisoned terrorists. >>> president obama is on his way home to sell the new nuclear arms treaty with russia. the trey was signed in prague yesterday and must now be approved by the senate. the president is confident enough republicans will support it. you can see more of the exclusive interview on "good morning america," says evan a.m.
.vitac.com >> we start with the setback in the search for four missing coal miners in west virginia. rescue crews made it inside the mine and they were forced to turn back because of the terrible air quality. >> they are in danger and that's the whole intent of evacuating them from the mine. >> okay, cnn's brooke bolduan on the scene from west virginia. first, the setback has got to be really tough to take for the family members waiting for any news at this point. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, i think a setback is probably an understatement. even among members of the media, we've been living, breathing, eating this story for the last four days and when mr. stricklin said it was a setback, they outlined the three different scenarios that the rescue crew his going into that mine, and we were all hoping for scenario number one that they would reach 5,000 feet either one or both of the rescue chambers that if there was any hope that the four missing miners had survived. that was not the case because the air quality, the methane levels and the carbon monoxide was so awful they could not risk these 32 res
. >>> our time now 6:08. rescuers going back into a west virginia mine this morning, hoping to rescue four miners trapped since monday's explosion. in three minutes, the latest from the scene. >>> right now, weather and traffic. >> good morning. a fine start to the day. it's rather mild out there in maryland but late this afternoon, especially north and west of town we're going to have to watch for maybe strong thunderstorms. we'll get you going with a look at the day -- across maryland, a mild start. as we go through the noon hour, you can see temperatures rise, upper 70s, now low 80s in a few spots. even oakland, maryland, could be upper 60s. in the afternoon, watch out, we'll see a little lightning of thunder develop from west-to-east. 5:00, western maryland seeing some of that. moving potentially toward central maryland as well for the drive home. talk about the drive in, here's angie. >> out in silver spring, do watch out if you're traveling on 16th street approaching the circle, that is where we have a report of an accident. moving over to river road and goldsboro road, no issues her
whether survivors made it into the escape rooms in a west virginia coal mine. rescuers are starting to go down the mine shaft. >>> fighter jets scramble for what appeared to be a threat on united airlines flight last night. a diplomat is accused of causing a major scare. >>> look at the person sitting next to you. chances are really good only one of you will pay any federal income tax this year. although i have to say whoever is sitting next to you at this hour is probably the person you woke up with. >>> breaking news, four rescue teams are ready to go into the coal mine in west virginia to search for four missing miners. it has been almost four days since an explosion killed 25 miners. the air quality inside the mine has been do dangerous for rescuers to look for survivors. it could take them about three hours just to reach the area where the miners might be. >> as we proceed, there will be judgments made about how far they do continue on the rescue efforts, based on the conditions that they run into, and this is always, you know, an activity that we get into in mine rescue. we are hope
virginia miners. crews have been met with dangerous levels of gases underground. >>> and as many as 20 people are displaced after an early morning. it took nearly 70 firefighters to put out the flames. "news 4 midday" begins right now. good morning, everyone, and weldcom to "news 4 midday." i'm eun yang in for barbara harrison today. thursday, april 8th, 2010. >>> a diplomat, an illegal smoke break and some miscommunication. that's all it took to set off a massive terror scare in the air. it involved a flight heading from reagan to denver, and this morning we're learning more about the confusion on board. news 4's tracee wilkins reports. >> reporter: when they say no smoking on a plane, they are absolutely serious about that. a diplomat found that out last night, and so did a plane full of people. mohammed yaaqob y.m. al madadi, a qatari diplomat, is accused of having a quick smoke in the lavatory of an airplane. that urge ended with him in custody and fighter jets in tow. it started yesterday on a flight headed from reagan international airport to denver. the "today" show interviewed
. >>> it is 8 after the hour, still to come the immediate impact the west virginia mine explosion is having on mines in virginia. >>> plus, officers beating a teenager in college park, maryland. it is caught on tape. what police are saying about what happened. >>> right now our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >> good morning. maryland fairly quiet. as we look at doppler hd. a couple of sprinkles in and around the cumberland area. however, we will show you what is happening with the forecast throughout the day. at 9:00 this morning we are looking at temperatures 40s and 50s. 40sin oakland. 50 everywhere else. then to the lunch hour, everybody will have a chance of showers. 50s to near 60 in southern maryland and in the 50s near 60 with showers off and on through the afternoon. 6:09. angie has a look at the maryland commute. >> the traffic is from our own howard bernstein. look at this live shot. he traveled this this morning. 109 and 385. apparently these drivers will have to share a lane because we have this manure in the road. not only are they sharing a lane they a
. an african-american defending the confederacy. >> it is a great thing that the governor of virginia did when he declared it because now we have the opportunity to tell the southern side which is never told. >> you will hear why he stands behind the controversial confederate history month. >>> terrifying moments at a shopping mall in oklahoma. gunfire erupts inside and shoppers have to run for cover. [ male announcer ] when we built our first hybrid, youtube didn't exist. and facebook was still run out of a dorm room. when we built our first hybrid, more people had landlines than cell phones, and gas was $1.75 a gallon. and now, while other luxury carmakers are building their first hybrids, lexus hybrids have traveled 5.5 billion miles. and that's quite a head start. ♪ when we turn lobster into irresistible creations. like new wood-grilled lobster and parmesan scampi... our signature lobster lover's dream... and eleven more choices. endg soon at red lobster. >>> accused controversy arising out of virginia after a war that ended 145 years ago. governor bob mcdonnell declared april federal co
mine-south in raleigh county, west virginia, extending condolences to their families and recognizing the valiant efforts of the emergency response workers at the mine disaster. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. miller, and the gentlewoman from washington, mrs. mcmorris rodgers, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. miller: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material in house resolution 1236 into the record. without objection, i recognize the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, for seven minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from west virginia is recognized for seven minutes. mr. rahall: thank you, mr. speaker, and thank you, mr. chairman, george miller. last week on monday, april 5, an explosion tore through the upper big branch mine in raleigh county, west virginia, taking the lives of 29 good hardworking men. it was the repeat of a recurring nightm
>>> coming up next on eyewitness news saturday morning, news out of west virginia. the search is over, the rescue operation for four missing miners has come to an end. what rescue workers discovered overnight. >>> end the call, talking on your cell phone while driving will soon cost you. when the ban will go in effect. >>> home opener let down, fans back orioles park, but leave disappointed as the birds let another one slip away. >>> a chilly start to your saturday. meteorologist tim williams is here with an updated look at the first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning,. welcome to eyewitness news saturday, i'm gigi barnett. >>> i'm tim williams. it's a cool start. good morning to. >>> you chilly, cool,. >> all the cs as opposed to the hs, hazy, hot and humid. temperatures on target for where we should be this time of year. we have a few clouds out there. you see a lot of blue. a lot of sunshine. good day to be outside without being too hot. not the really warm temperatures we had earlier in the week. no 90s. we are closer to
luck. >>> and now with more on the continuing follies of virginia governor bob mcdonnell who is sponsoring an essay contest. ladies and gentlemen, here is rachel maddow. >> thank you very much for that. and thanks to you at home for staying us this hour. elizabeth warren is here for the interview tonight. we're very much looking forward to that. >>> we begin with the eroding ground. he is bob mcdonnell, the famously and recently elected governor of virginia. republicans thought enough of his national prospects and thought enough of his image as a revitalizing force for their party that they invited governor mcdonnell to address the nation in response to president obama's state of the union address in february. mr. mcdonnell gave that speech 11 whole days after he was inaugurated. when the republican party decided to declare itself back and better than ever in a slickly produced self-c self-congratulatory web ad, bob mcdonnell was chosen to deliver the first sound bite in that ad. >> here in virginia, we live in the birthplace of american freedom and democracy. and this year,
to that deadly mine explosion in west virginia. crews have been ordered out of the coal mine because of dangerous gases. the crews were searching for four miners trapped after monday's deadly gas explosion. 25 people were killed. most of the bodies remain under ground. officials say the crews were just a thousand feet from the rescue chamber when they were ordered out of the mine. >> we know we've had trouble in this area before. it was the same area where rescuers were pulled out the night that this occurred. and again, we aren't saying that this is a setback, it's not something that they won't get back in. >> right now, workers are drilling another hole to increase clean air to circulate through that mine. our coverage of the mine explosion is continuing on our website, wusa9.com. >>> you can watch interviews with some of the victims families and you can learn more about the push for mine safety reform. president barack obama was in prague this morning for the historic signing of a nuclear arms treaty with russia. the president met with the russian president and the two signed a treaty to shr
the university area over to georgia. this is just volume. 495 in virginia. it appears everything is back to normal and back at speed despite an earlier accident at braddock road. 395 northbound from the beltway to seminary looks like that delay is setting in. finally wrap up before that with 95. we are slow in two spots. the prince william parkway to lorton and again from the fairfax county parkway up to the mixing bowl. that's an extra ten minutes in the car right now and that delay is growing. back to you. >>> today both the private and public remembrance of dr. height. the civil rights legend died last week. kristin fisher is live in northwest washington with a look at what is happening today. kristin? >> that's right, andrea. dr. height's family, close friends and even dignitaries will be coming here for the private viewing and that's set to start at 9:00 this morning but yesterday it was the public's turn to pay their respects to dr. height. more than 1,000 people turned out on tuesday for the viewing here at the national council for negro women which height headed for four decades.
between the prince william parkway up to backlick. that is stop and go. the beltway in virginia, i'm giving it two thumbs up. making your way from 95 to 66. no incidents. hey, maryland, 270, what's up on this interstate? going southbound at speed father hurley to the split. and we have a metro alert to tell you about. the green light is single tracking it. as we take a look on-line at our weather computer. it is single tracking between the prince georges plaza and fort totten because of broken down equipment at west hyattsville. >>> at the top of the hour you will see the signs today, make it a no phone day in the car. it is an attempt to draw attention to distracted driving. we are calling it the great hang up. kristin fisher has more on the story. >> reporter: good morning. well, from our campaign, the great hang up to the national no phone day, both are aimed at doing the same thing and that is exactly what the sign says behind me. you will see it in just a minute. it is urging people to take the pledge too put down their cell phones while driving. you may not know it by driving
20 years. >>> time is running out for four miners who might still be alive inside west virginia coal mine. the holes are being drilled into the ground to vent the lethal gas. >> it is the thought on everyone's mind. every hour that passes is an hour that could mean the difference between life and death. polls have been drilled, but crews must wait for the toxic methane to drop. >> we had a slight problem at the surface because of the high concentration of carbon dioxide. it was to the point that was affecting the drilling. >> search crews came agonizingly close to their search for the miners but were forced to turn back for fear of endangering the rescuers. >> it is very difficult and there is dust covered just about everything in the coal mine. >> there is still hope they will be found alive, that they made it to the one safety chamber that was not trapped. >> rescue teams are prepared. >> prayers are helping the families of the fallen and missing, families who could do nothing but wait. >> she has not slept, showered, changed clothes. she is not moving until she hears word about he
. generally in the mid-50s around town. 51 in prince georges county. and martinburg, west virginia, 49 degrees this morning. and the radar, there is a ribbon of rain showers this week, but the industrial strength is arriving late this afternoon and evening and much through the day tomorrow. and there is a forecast today, a mix of sunshine and clouds early. temperatures in the low 60s, and a high temperature, a 70% chance of rain today and a 60% chance of more rain tomorrow and then again on monday and lingering on tuesday. we needed to catch up where half of the average rainfall is what we have, so we will get caught up. >> thank you, chuck. >> you are welcome. >>> new today, a man is in in the hospital after being stabbed. it happened in wheaton. the man was conscious and breathing when taken to the hospital. he is currently in stable condition. police are still looking for his attacker. they think he might have gotten away in a blue vehicle. >>> court papers show a suspect in the d.c. mass shooting is cooperating with authorities. court papers outline the time line behind the killings. it be
will be said tomorrow for miners and their families in west virginia. searchers found the bodies of four missing miners overnight. a total of 29 people were killed at the upper big branch mine, making it the worst u.s. mining disaster in 40 years. the bishop of the diocese of wheeling and charleston will devote tomorrow's homily to the sanctity of life as it relates to the mining industry. president obama has sent condolences to the family and promises a thorough investigation. federal investigators will be in the area on monday. >>> standardized test scores a little too high at some schools in georgia. >> it's sort of like having a blizzard in ft. lauderdale in the middle of july. you know, in theory it could happen. it's just so incredibly unlikely you that really need a substantial explanation. >> there are allegations of cheating, not by students but by school officials. >>> and are they honoring their southern heritage or just replaying one of the ugliest times in american history? civil war re-enactors joining us to talk about the uproar over confederate history month. >>> plus, no
loop, to go eastbound 66, crash activity keeps the ramp closed. overall in virginia, not seeing any problems as far as the speed of drivers between 95 past braddick up towards this exit. as we move over to upper marlboro, this has been around since early this morning. eastbound 214 still closed at watkinsburg drive because of cash activity. you want to make a left onto watkins park and a right onto chestertown. then you go to kettering to make another right to access 214. route 4, route 5, 301, no problems to report out here. andrea, back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> just when we were getting used to the sunshine, bad weather came in. we had heavy rains and strong winds that brought down power lines. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. just when we were getting used to the sunshine, the warm weather, it as starting to feel like summer. we had high winds and heavy rains that brought town several trees as you said. i'm standing in front of one of the biggest we've seen. this is a giant tree, and it has crashed into the town homes here in northeast d.c. i'm o
in missouri. >>> virginia governor mcdonnell say he is pleased with the one- day special session on wednesday. 90% of the amies made it through the house and senate including restrictions on abortion funding and hike in speeding fines. some big ones that didn't get through. cuts in funding for at-risk teens and cuts for public radio and television stations. >>> many maryland, ulysses curry is under investigation for the use of his campaign account. the maryland board of elections asked theostat prosecutor to see if the portion county democrat improperly used $53,000 for noncampaign use. curry is the chairman of the maryland budget and taxation committee. >>> it is time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is here and says it is time to start saving money. >> that's right. if you head to the story for -- if you head to the store for appliances, today is the first day that they can take advantage of the cash for clunkiers alines program. district of columbia and virginia you are not far behind. the program hands out rebates toward the percentage of energy efficient appliances. maryl
>>> digging in. the last ditch effort to rescue four missing west virginia coal miners. >> i believe that families are relieved and knowing that this process is starting which the end will be near. >>> back in the swing. tiger woods doesn't miss a beat in his return to competitive golf. >>> and family reunion. two neighbors in canada find out they have a lot in common. >> would have a been exceptional, but across the road is something amazing. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, april 9th, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, april 9th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. this morning, rescue crews are making a last ditch mad dash into that west virginia coal mine to look for four trapped miners. they were buried by an explosion monday that killed 25 others. it terrell brown is in naoma, west virginia with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. a decision had to be made soon. time is running out to potentially save the lives of those four missing miners. and in the mid
for their efforts. host: next up is a trial in west virginia -- kyle in west virginia. caller: thank you very much for see again. i think it is an incredible public service. i'm sorry, i was listening passively when i heard that there was a bill in congress for shareholders to determine the executive pay of their ceos. that is a little crazy. host: why is that crazy? caller: i think that is the government overstepping its bounds, again. in my state, west virginia, we're really worried about this cap and trade and the epa regulation, especially as you know, there was an explosion down there, god bless their souls. west virginia is 49 out of 50 in per-capita income. when we start to put the pressure on these large companies, it does not really affect the people in the upper tiers. it starts to affect my house. west virginia gets 40% of the power of just from kolk for 50% of the population -- from coal for 50% of the population. we're all going to pay. host: we will leave it there. thanks for your call. guest: one point that he missed was the fact that this bill in congress would not require companie
. we'll wrap with a look at virginia. with those taillights on 66 headed eastbound, they're clearly below speed between route 50 and route 23. back to you. >> thanks, angie. >>> president obama says the plan to allow drilling off the shore of virginia is part of a larger energy plan. the president made his announcements yesterday at andrews air force base. he says energy independence is a national security issue. mr. prom is lifting the ban on drilling 50 miles off the coast. new drilling could begin in two years. the president has a supporter in the move, virginia governor bob mcdonnell, a republican. >> when you were just a candidate -- when i was a candidate for governor, i talked about virginia being the energy capital of the east coast and it would take a comprehensive approach to energy development, that we needed to use all of virginia's natural resources. >> environmental groups like the sierra club opposed the president's plan saying it could do eeklogical damage. >>> some healthcare advocates nationwide and on the hill are calling for a tax on soft drinks as a way to cut o
in the search for four missing west virginia miners. toxic air has forced rescuers out of the mine. we'll take you to the scene. >>> plus, questions we've been asking about toyota executives all along. what did they know about the safety problems? when did they know it? when were they warned? today we have a troubling new answer. >>> also, virginia's governor still says there should be a confederate history month. he's apologizing for leaving out any reference to slavery in his original proclamation. that is not soothing his critics. people on both sides are up in arms over thisser shoe. they're blogging about it like mad. we're going to step back. we're going to take a deep breath and have an honest discussion about the confederacy and what role it plays in american history. should there be a confederate history month? if you haven't chimed in, go to facebook and do it now on my facebook page. >>> as i said, let's go right back to vest wirnlg wirnlg and follow up on what is going on. brooke baldwin is in naoma, west virginia. they have had a serious setback in their attempts to reach those fo
this morning. we have a few clouds out of west virginia, virginia. lighter sprinkles passed north overnight, and temperatures on the cooler side in spots. gaithersburg, baltimore 43. it is 43 culpeper. 48 fredericksburg. 53 southern maryland and hello our friends on the eastern shore you are at 45. looking at the day at a glance, a chilly start and warm finish. we will be in the lo 60s pretty quickly. 70s for lunchtime and even warmer over the weekend. it is 5:00. good morning. happy friday, angie. >>> doesn't that sound nice? happy friday. we are already geared up for the weekend. don't worry. we're going to get there. 66 no problems to report from manassas to inside the beltway. taking it to the beltway in virginia, check it out, the construction has cleared near 985 and 236 and also around 66. hello, maryland, lanes with wide open from 121 to the split on 270. back to realtime graphics and show you pennsylvania avenue, branch avenue and crane highway. all of the roads are accident free and call it a wrap with a look at inbound new york avenue. we are moving at speed between the washingto
news. authorities have raised the death toll to 25 after the explosion in west virginia. four people are reportedly still trapped inside. rescue crews have stopped their search. pamela brown has the latest details. good morning. >> the rescue mission is on hold. more than 1,000 feet underground. it is considered the worst u.s. mine disaster since 1984. the outlook has becoming more grim. the official said it didn't appear at any minors mated to a rescue chamber. rescue workersound the chambers mt. >> if another explosion occurred, we could have lost 50 rescuers, it would have been just something unfathomable. >> to a buildup of gases and carbon dioxide could have presented the survivors from making it to the rescue chamber. at least 25 miners have been pronounced dead. >> one call miner's death is one too many. >> it is too early to know the cause. the buildup of toxic gas has been a constant problem at the upper big branch mine. and massey energy it ranks among the top five coal producers. there were hit with a fine for a series of violations. that mine has said three other fataliti
>>> right off the top, we are following breaking news out of west virginia where at least 25 workers are dead and another four missing following an explosion at a coal mine. the blast is the worst u.s. mine disaster since 1984. good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. here is the latest information that we have for you right now. so far, there are 25 confirmed dead, at late four miners are stll missing following this explosion. rest canada crews have stopped the search because it is to dangerous right now. if the mourners made it to escape ways and air chambers, they can survive up to 96 hours. the coal mine has a history of safety problems. president obama has expressed condolences and has offered whatever federal assistance may be needed to help out in that area. we are going to be live in west virginia this morning here on fox 5 morning news with the latest just ahead. >>> now, we do want to get a first check on the weather. tucker is standing by with all the details on that one. it is pretty mild outside this morning. >> you're right. we were in the low
this. it is adding to the congestion we will see all morning long. moving to 495 in virginia. 95 to 66 a different story. pretty much smooth sailing. everybody is moving at speed on i-66, the eastbound trip it is slow between 50 and nutley. happy to report no incidents or accidents at this time. on the outer loop in maryland, we take it north of the district from university to georgia dropping speeds a bit. and 95 southbound this is something new to tell you about it appears we have an accident near the park and ride and that's the only incident on 95. nothing to report on the bw parkway. over to you. >>> a consequence of our bad weather, power outages. at last check 1600 power customers in washington and frederick counties, maryland are without power all because of those storms which moved through last night. our cameras caught the downpour in frederick, maryland. up to three inches fell in that part of the region. some people reported hail. fortunately no reports of any major damage this morning. >>> the cleanup continues this morning in mississippi. a string of tornadoes ravaged the
says if he were to run again he believes he would win. >>> in west virginia, rescue officials say hopes of finding four missing miners are alive but are dwindling. still trying to get back inside the upper big branch mine where an explosion on monday killed at least 25 workers. steve handelsman is in raleigh county, west virginia, with the latest on this. steve? >> reporter: thanks. good evening. pumped in nay throw general and put out the fire, sound of the mine overnight. for the fourth time, they sent back in the rescue crews, 2:30. we may hear something at 8:30. it might be definitive. almost nobody in this part of west virginia's holding out much hope because of what the rescue crews discovered overnight. the bad news from the overnight search left a lot of local miners less hopeful. >> no good when you -- let your hopes down. >> reporter: rescue teams had made it to the one chamber. officials had hoped at least three missing miners, maybe all four, had taken refuge. and as seen in the optimistic animation. in fact, the chamber was still folded, unused. >> as a coal miner you know
in virginia, just across the potomac from downtown washington, d.c. they are getting as close as they legally can get to washington, d.c. with loaded weapons. simultaneously on the grounds of the washington monument, there would be the second amendment march, unarmed, but only reluctantly so. as a lead-up to that event on the oklahoma city anniversary, the second amendment march is holding an armed march at virginia at the state capitol in virginia. the featured speaker is virginia's attorney general ken couch necessarilyi, who of course is the right-hand man of governor bob mcdonnell, who declared april to be confederate history month in virginia. it is newsdays like this that when somebody says to you, may you live in interesting times they probably mean it as a curse. joining me is zachary ross. senior reporter with from talking point memos. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> i want to talk to you about an anti-abortion connection, the man arrested in texas, the man in washington state, one of his messages to patty murray, baby killer, murray, i hope somebody gets through s
you, suzanne. >>> the governor of virginia's comments on cnn about confederate history month ignite a firestorm, but he seems to have at least one su >> there's a sort of feeling that this is insensitive. that you clearly don't agree. >> to me, it's the kind of feeling that it's a nit, that it is not significant, that it's not -- he's trying to make a big deal out of something that doesn't amount to diddley. >> mississippi governor haley barbour now in the middle of this debate. what else did he have to say? you'll hear it here on cnn. and we'll talk to a few confederate re-enactors. what do they think of this controversy? >>> and cnn political editor mark preston, coming to you for a preview of the big supreme court nomination battle. and time for you to weigh in. log on to the social networking sites. if you have heartburn more than one day a week, try prilosec otc. it shuts down many acid-producing stomach pumps for twenty-four hours of heartburn protection with just one pill a day. for frequent heartburn, try prilosec otc. black one! where? [ vrrroooooomm! ] black one! where? [
tempore: the gentleman from west virginia. mr. rahall: i ask unanimous consent that votes for the remaineder of the day be limited to five minutes. spoipt chair will not entertain that request -- the speaker pro tempore: the chair will not entertain that request without proper consultation. mr. rahall: then i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. rahall: mr. speaker, i yield myself -- you're supposed to call the bill up. mr. gutierrez: thank you, mr. speaker. the gentleman has nothing to worry about. let the debate begin. we're going to win this debate today. thank you very much. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 1305 and rule 18 the chair declares the house in the committee of the whole house for consideration h.r. 2499. the chair appoints the gentleman from california, mr. schiff, to preside over the committee of preside over the committee of the whole. the chair: the house is in the committee of the whole
virginia. the worst coal mining disaster in the u.s. in 40 years. overnight search crews found the bodies of four more miners, a total of 29 people were killed. >>> in bangkok, more violent clashes between thai police and government protesters. 15 people were killed today including a cameraman for the reuters news agency. nearly 500 were hurt. protesters had been in the streets for weeks. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> next time you fly on spirit airlines, leave the carry-on at home. all right? or i guess if you're checking it, it wouldn't be carry-on. it could cost you 45 bucks to stow it in the overhead. the discount carrier caused major turbulence this week when it became the first to impose a carry fee -- a carry-on fee which takes effect august 1st. after that, it might cost more to fly your luggage than yourself. what's next? pay toilets? don't laugh. one european airline is planning to do it. don't babies fly free on your laugh. i'll have to ask ben baldanza that, the ceo of spirit airlines. do babies fly free if they're on your lap? >> babies under 2 fly free. >> what
malveaux at the white house tonight. thank you, suzanne. >>> the governor of virginia's comments on cnn about confederate history month ignite a firestorm, but he seems to have at least one supporter among his ranks. >> there's a sort of feeling that this is insensitive. >> to me, it's the kind of feeling that it's a nit, that it is not significant, that it's not -- he's trying to make a big deal out of something that doesn't amount to diddly. >> mississippi governor haley barbour now in the middle of this debate. what else did he have to say? you'll hear it here on cnn. and we'll talk to a few confederate reenactors. what do they think of this controversy? >>> and cnn political editor mark preston, coming to you for a preview of the big supreme court nominee battle. and time for you to weigh in. ♪ is that your new car ? uh... yeah ? cool. thanks. i knew i wanted a subaru legacy. i went back and forth on the hood scoop... but i'm glad i went for it. the subaru legacy. feel the love. the subaru legacy. home of one of the coldest, longest nights on the planet. and asked frequent heartbu
explosion at a coal mine in west virginia to send a signal to any possible survivors of monday's disaster. the rescuers just finished drilling the first of several holes to release any deadly gas. once they vent that, they can try to search underground. >>> president obama heads to the czech republic tonight. he's going to sign a new nuclear weapons treaty with russia. the two countries are agreeing to cut more nuclear arms. the treaty also includes new limits on missiles and bombers. >>> three teens accused of bullying a student who committed suicide have pleaded not guilty to charges in the case. two of them are charged with statutory rape and two accused of civil rights violation and harassment. phoebe prince killed herself in january after months of intense bullying by classmates. >>> we want to welcome you back, good morning. if you're just shaking the sleep out of your eyes, we're glad to have you. >>> so far rescuers are getting no response from the signals they're sending into a coal mine in west virginia. they're searching and hoping that four minors that are missing from monday'
southbound, things are slowing down from 118 germantown road to 370, no incidents. 66, hey, virginia, heading eastbound looks like your delay between 234 and route 28 and route 50 to 123. 495 in virginia. we take it to the maps and show you the wilson bridge to the american legion. nice, green and clean. we are moving at speed. construction is completely out of the way. 395, it is a slow ride from duke to seminary. all right crossing the bridge so far. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we begin with the latest on the crisis in overseas travel. we have learned in the last 90 minutes england will send out the royal navy to retrieve people stranded by the volcano in iceland. thick ash is keeping flights growned across europe. government leaders are meeting to decide whether to reopen air face space. it poses a risk to aircraft. airlines have done tests and say things are safe. they are facing pressure from the thousands of people now stuck in airport terminals for nearly a week. >>> more than a dozen international flights out of dulles airport were cancelled on sunday and will be probably
reaches the final four. one of the final four, the west virginia mountaineers are team- based over the maryland state line. just in morgan town. and their close proximity means they had a big falling here in maryland. weijia jiang has more on the local excitement for the team. weijia? >> mary in our road trip today, we found so many people who say they love living in maryland. but they love rooting for the ones next door. [ car honking ] >> reporter: there's something strange going on in maryland. >> let's go, mountaineers. >> reporter: in which traditionally terrapin terps make it impossible to see any red. >> let's go, mountaineers. >> we believe blue and gold here. >> but you live in maryland. >> i know. it's almost an oasis, if you will, in the big sea of red and white. >> it came to an end when michigan state beat them at the buzzer. but west virginia clinched a spot after beating kentucky, the first time in 19 years. >> it's the only thing in the state of west virginia that brings people together like it does. >> reporter: and driving just a few miles down maryland roads, lea
, steve handelsman. he is live maoma, west virginia. >> reporter: the mood is grim because the news is bad. they couldn't drill that hole to get the camera down but got the fires down and now the rescue teams are headed back in. the bad news from the overnight search left a lot of local miners less hopeful. >> it is no good whenever at first you have to be deployed, lets your hopes down a little bit. >> reporter: rescue teams made it to the one chamber. officials had hoped at least three missing miners, maybe all four, had taken refuge. as seen in the optimistic animation. in fact the chamber was still folded, unused. >> as a coal miner, you know what i means when they saw that shelter had not been deployed. >> absolutely, yeah. it means that that was their last chance, refuge, and if it had not been taken, advantage of, then -- chances are, like i said, are slim to none that we are going to see those guys again. >> reporter: monday's explosion had been hot. fire still burned. blocking rescuers' way to the second chamber and were ordered out. >> it is very emotional for all the rescuers. w
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